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CNN
Sep 25, 2012 9:00pm EDT
. "piers morgan tonight" starts now. >>> tonight, blunt words from bill clinton. the 42nd president of the united states on the nuclear threat from iran. you trust ahmadinejad? >> not on this, i don't. >> why should israel be allowed to have nukes? >> no one thinks that israel is about to drop a bomb on tehran. >> this master campaigner, what he would say to mitt romney. >> if he's going to double down on that 47% remark, that will cause difficulties because we now know that the overwhelming number of those people work and have children. >> and his take on president obama and the economy. how has he managed to avoid public retribution for not fixing the economy better than he has done? >> because this is not a normal time. >> plus his extraordinary work with the clinton global initiative. >> we don't have to produce miracles. all we have to produce is progress. we just keep pushing these rocks up the hichll. >> is the world ready for a clinton back in the office? >> i can run for president of ireland because of my irish heritage. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." good evening. the
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 3:00am EDT
europe. romney is running out of time like routine things like the debate. bill clinton told me that the debates are going to be crucial for romney. the first debate if he can turn around the 47% fiasco. it could be a disaster. the impression he gave that comes with being a wealthy detached guy not caring about people who need help. what would you recommend he do? >> i think the 47% comment revealed, he wasn't doing what you should do play to the center. he has written off peak who have the median income and below. the text book strategy is can you find a way. he is not taughting out ideology saying i can be a reasonable manager. that was his message at first sand he is trying to find different approaches which is what you do when you are losing and he should have stuck to the message he had all along instead of trying to pick paul ryan and we are going to have a discussion about the issues. >> marco rubio, you get a sense with paul ryan, that is not giving him a new air of voters coming in. they had barack obama. >> the book is fascinating. there are two categories. when weather for
CNN
Oct 1, 2012 12:00am EDT
bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. >> what words would you have for mitt romney, given the state of the election campaign right now? >> well, i think you know the debates are very important. >> crucial? >> i think so. and i think if he's gonna double down on that 47% remark, that will cause difficulties because we now know the overwhelming number of those people work and have children. the reason they don't pay federal income taxes is because the median income is as low as 1995. until the current election season, republicans and democrats supported both the child tax credit and the earned income tax credit. i doubled the earned income tax credit. it was signed under a republican president. reagan started it. we started it with a strong support of republicans in congress. president bush dealt with that, then president obama increased the earned income tax credit for families with more than three children. this is a rejection of basically more than three decades of bipartisan policy to support working families. it's not a bunch of free loaders. there's only 4% of the total po
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 12:00am EDT
bill clinton become president of ireland? would that complete the peace process for you? >> well, the one thing i know is that in whatever country and whatever culture, whatever continent, whatever part of the world bill clinton was standing, everyone else better watch out, because he is the total master and he's just -- the thing i always say about bill clinton is, the fascinating thing about him as a politician is that he's unbelievably smart and smart enough so that he doesn't come across as unbelievably smart. he just comes across as a decent guy. >> he also never lost an election, nor have you. if you ever went head-to-head, come on. who would win? >> there's no doubt about that, i'm afraid. much as i have a modest sense of my own abilities about winning elections, no, you saw this with his convention speech. what he has is the capability to take really quite complex subjects and you know, explain them in a way that gets people going and to be frank, to address one of these convention audiences, where you know, normally it's a bit of a rah-rah, everyone gets to their feet an
CNN
Oct 1, 2012 9:00pm EDT
that bill clinton obviously mastered so well. so there, i think there is a weakness for him in the debate, that he has a sort of, he can stumble too, not in the same way that romney can, but he can sort of get tangled up in his slightly professorial style and lose the plot, if you will. >> important as this may be to the romney fortunes, it's a day we discover the romney campaign is planning to unleash, this is their leaking, robust spending in the final five weeks of the campaign. quotes from a republican source, we will spend as much in paid advertising, direct mail and field operations in the next five weeks as we have spent since becoming the presumptive nominee. this is from a mail by spencer zwick, the campaign's national finance chairman and mason fink, the national finance director for the campaign. they will be chucking the financial commercial advertising kitchen sink at the president, and the president's not ahead in the polls, really. most of them, he's just ahead or they're pretty level. >> but you're looking at the national polls. that's now how we elect presidents in
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
the mode. >> bill clinton was very likeable and he did that in a debate. that's not mitt romney's strength. why should he try to do it there. >> we have a lot of recent history. sometimes he blows it, bitting $10,000 but a lot of times he's come back and done quite well and stepped up to the occasion, but it's mixed. there's a mixed bag. having said that, it's a completely different arena. the romney campaign knows that, six people on the stage going head to head against the president of the united states. >> i want to read you something that came out of the "national journal" in a thing called defying gravity and it talks about people talking about the economy going bad. they wrote, perhaps the most concerning for romney is obama is winning a healthy share of votes from people who thing he has steered the country off course. one out of four obama supporters in the most recent all state "national journal" heartland monitor poll said that the country was on the wrong track, but they're voting for the president anyway. that's what demying gravity looks like. >> they want a door oust
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 3:00am EDT
convention, i thought that bill clinton made a mesmerizing speech, brilliant both in the rhetoric and the depth of the detail which was undeniable. all the fact checkers attacked him the next day and didn't find anything to attack him over. you then have barack obama the next night and i just didn't think it was nearly as good. i thought that was a bit of a problem even though the clinton effect can help him, the barack obama now has not got that sort of messianic feel he had four years ago. he's got to really raise his game in these debates. >> the great thing about this debate is that it gives him the chance to directly confront mitt romney on what his plans are. mitt romney has been talking generally about how he's going to save the country from the economic mess that the president has led us into. well, the reality is the stock market is booming, we've seen the jobs numbers turn around, the numbers today saying that there's net job creation takes away a big talking point and what is mitt romney going to do specifically, how is his tax plan going to be structured? he hasn't answered th
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 5:00am EDT
, former president bill clinton also weighing in on this. quite seriously, i might add. i was shocked at how serious he was. >> yeah, well, you know something a lot of people say that bill clinton is the guy that you bring in to help rescue a situation, and maybe he'll be brought in to try to mediate this dispute between the union and the owners. but he was asked this last night on piers morgan. let's hear what he had to say. >> the football game, no i did not think it was a touchdown. i thought the pass was intercepted. i thought the -- the defender hit the ground before there was joint possession. and yes, it means that we need to get the strike over and get more experienced people in there. >> zoraida, not just a political strategist, not known for being so good on the political field. but also, on the football field there, bill clinton. >> you know, i think you have a point, mark. maybe he should be brought in as a mediator and finally this will be resolved. i'm loving that idea. put it on facebook, see if we can get a petition signed. mark preston live for us this morning. >> did yo
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 4:00am EDT
months ago, and what this also says to me is that they bought the bill clinton argument from the convention which is essentially give this guy a little bit more time and if you do, he'll get it right. >> as you look at the numbers, john, you take into account some of the most recent polling out of virginia which is another big swing state, crucial swing state, where president obama's ahead, what does it mean for governor romney? does it mean that the debates are basically make or break? >> yes, in a word, yes. because anderson, if you were just, say it was just ohio and florida, you could dedicate more campaign time, send governor romney, send paul ryan, send more tv ad money, you could send them into those two states, right? you could try to essentially carpet bomb those two states. as you noted, polling also shows him down in virginia. polling also shows him brand new today down in iowa, shows him down in nevada, shows him down in wisconsin. it's a dead heat in colorado and a dead heat in new hampshire. when you have all this ground to cover, you don't have the time and resourc
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 2:00pm EDT
governor bill clinton, the democratic nominee. my name is carole simpson. and i will be the moderator for tonight's 90-minutedebate. >> 90-minute debate, she says. that is carole simpson then. and here is carole simpson today. once again, the lady in red. carole simpson, amazing seeing you here, 20 years later, welcome. you know, all kinds of history made that night. you and i were talking on the commercial break, people recognizing you all around the world in the 20 years since. and it was unique about that night, the three debaters, not the usual two, you had, my goodness, questions from the audience, you had yourself, you're the first woman to host a presidential debate. just -- if i may, first question, perspectivewise, you presided over history, did you not? >> i did. and that was the most exciting -- it was the pinnacle of my career to be able to moderate a presidential debate that is like every reporter's dream in washington is to have that opportunity. so i was thrilled. and i don't like you talking about digging way deep into the archives. you're making me so old. >> i'm sorry, c
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
president goes through this. bill clinton did it. george bush. the idea is to take a deep dive into one's own policies and also look at your opponent's policies and make sure that you're deeply well read into all the the specifics. and so, nobody can be well versed in everything that you've done. i certainly don't remember what i did last year and i bet you don't either. every moment of it, so that's part of the goal. another part of it is to come up with those quote zingers or moments, as much they say they're thot doing it, you know they did it. that's part of it. to come armed with some ready lines to throw out when you need them. >> i'm not even sure i know what i did last week, so i get it. thanks so much. jessica yellin. we want to go back now to anderson cooper a anderson cooper in the cnn election center. >> candy, i can't remember what i did yesterday. let's talk about who has the edge going into tonight. >> anderson, a year ago, you would have said romney had the edge. obama has to defend his lousy jobs record. he's running better campaign, so he comes in with an advantage. he's
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 3:00am EDT
culminated in the worst financial crisis since the great depression. bill clinton coined the approach i'm talking about. created 23 million new jobs, went from deficit to surplus, and businesses did very well. so in some ways we've got some data on which approach is more likely to create jobs and opportunity for americans, and i believe that the economy works best when middle class families are getting tax breaks so they've got money in their pockets, and those of us who have done extraordinarily well because of this magnificent country that question live in, that we can afford to do a little more to make sure we're not blowing up the deficit. >> the president began this segment, so i think i get the last word. so i'm going to take it. >> you'll get the first word in the next segment. >> he gets the first word in this segment, i get the last word i hope. >> that's okay. >> i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. that's not my plan. i'm not putting in place any tax cut that will add to the deficit. that's point one. you can keep referring to a $5 trillion tax cut, but that's not my
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 9:00am EDT
president bill clinton. the global initiative annual meeting wraps up today. clinton's out on the campaign trail for president obama, and he still finds time to sit down with piers morgan. >>> six weeks until we choose a president and new information is out regarding the must-win state of ohio. mitt romney may be down but don't count him out. >>> and the future is now. google's been working on the driverless car. now one state is letting the internet giant test this prototype on city streets. prototype on city streets. "newsroom" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> and good morning. thank you so much for joining us. i'm carol costello. this just in to the newsroom. another sign the economy could be improving. just released a report showing that sales of new homes jumped again in august. but let's quickly take a look at some of the other encouraging numbers that have recently come out. home prices in 20 major cities have gone up for the past three months. consumers are spending more. one example, 3% more spent on household goods compared to 2010. gas prices are down. still
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 10:00pm EDT
to making effective politician, and you point to former president bill clinton as master of warmth. i want to show a video of him during a town hall with ross perot and george bush. >> you know people who lost their homes and lost their homes? >> uh-huh. >> he's walking toward this woman, toward this voter, away from the people on stage. focused on the voter, not on the other candidates, he's gentle, his body language is gentle. leaning toward her, even softened his voice. he's nodding, makes incredible eye contact. he signals to people when he is talking to them, are you the only person in the room. you are the only person. the clinton tractor beam that really melted people. >> i feel your pain without even saying it. >> that's exactly right. >> a classic moment from a debate in 2000, i want to show that and see what al gore does and how george bush reacts. >> not only what your philosophy and position on issues, but can you get things done? and i believe i can. >> explain that? >> this looked very overscripted and rehearsed. he wants to show dominance and out alpha bush by walkin
CNN
Oct 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
seemed to say more. like president george h.w. bush looking at his watch in a 1992 debate with bill clinton. >> i can't. >> reporter: texas governor rick perry's oops remark. >> oops. >> rick, i'll tell you what -- >> reporter: romney's high-dollar wager. >> $10,000 bet? >> reporter: and obama's comments to then-rival hillary clinton in 2008. >> you're not old enough to remember that. >> reporter: one thing analysts agree on, the debates may be romney's big chance. >> he's got two very tough competing goals, be likable and lay out a contrast. it's hard to be likable when you're the attack dog. >> we've gotten to know barack obama pretty well. we've seen this president for four years. there's not a lot of room left on his list to paint. mitt romney, he still has a little white space on his canvas. he can still show us who he is and where he'd lead us. >> reporter: the president spends the first part of the week in the battleground state of nevada, looking for debate prep with massachusetts senator john kerry who is playing mitt romney. governor romney will be in colorado, another swi
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 3:00am EDT
gorbachev about his time in office and with bill clinton and with george bush, and to spend all of this time with george bush at camp david and to do horseshoe throwing and skeet and trap shooting and to sit in the oval office and to listen to his meetings -- >> amazing moments for a guy from -- unknown kid from austria. >> it's unbelievable, that ride. and the book also deals with the determination and the fanaticism and the competitiveness and always keeping the eye on the ball. and you know, the 15 arnold rules and all of those things that helped me get through and to get the way i am today. so that's what the book is about. >> whatever you've done in your life, when you've wanted something badly enough, you've tended to get there. you clearly would have liked to repair your marriage to as you said, the one and only love of your life, really. if maria's watching this and she might well be watching this, what would you say to her? >> i would just say sorry for what i've done. you know, i want to win her back and you know, i hope even though she talks about forgiveness, i hope that you
CNN
Oct 1, 2012 10:00pm EDT
: fast forward to 1992. president george h.w. bush was already on the ropes against bill clinton over a sluggish economy, when casper wineberger, former president ronald reagan's defense secretary, was implicated in the iran contra scandal shortly before election day. bad news that bush, who served as reagan's vice president, did not need. in 2004, a classic october surprise. osama bin laden released a video on october 29th, just four days before election day in a razor-thin race between president bush and john kerry. three years after 9/11, it served as a reminder of the terrorist threat and strategists in both parties believed helped president bush. more recently the term october surprise has come to mean a seismic event in the fall of an election year. though most have centered around foreign policy, others have been about the economy, like in 2008. when the economy imploded, john mccain's advisors say his campaign collapsed along with it and never recovered. historians say in order for an october surprise to have a real 11th hour impact, it has to feed into a narrative that already
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 3:00pm EDT
bid against bill clinton back in 1992. it is part of the game. it is what goes on. but i think these debates are going to be really, really important for that, 6%, 7%, 8% who are legitimately undecided or switchable, haven't completely made up their minds. they're going to be watching the three presidential debates, the one vice presidential debate in october. and they'll make up their minds. i think all the people who are voting now early, they basically have already made up their minds obviously. that's why they're voting early and they're not going to necessarily -- they don't think they'll be influenced by the debates. maybe some of them will be. but it will be too late for them because they already will have voted. >> well, let's talk about some of the polls and whether they're indications of anything. particularly these polls that give us a glimpse of three of the nine swing states. it is an nbc news wall street journal marist poll showing romney trailing the president by 7 points in new hampshire. romney trailing obama by two points in north carolina, that's within the margin
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
things. so he's not going to try and be bill clinton here, i feel your pain. but what he's going to try to do is say i'm focused on your concerns. >> can a debate like tonight's debate really change the direction of this campaign? >> i think it can accelerate or decrease momentum one way or another. and i went back and looked at 2004 for example when you had john kerry and george bush. in sort of late september bush was ahead of kerry by about seven points. after the first debate it was a two-point margin because john kerry did very well. then george w. bush came back and did better at the next debate. but he did narrow the gap after that first debate. and in a race that's as closes a this, wolf, that could make all the difference. >> very close in florida and virginia, for example and a debate tonight could impact the undecided voters. thanks, gloria. >> uh-huh. >>> you want to talk about the trial of the century, it could have happened if the raid in pakistan had unfolded differently. and a woman who came close to death in portland, maine's harbor can thank her lucky stars for som
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 2:00pm EDT
growth as measured by gdp was in the high 4% range. the second time was under bill clinton where it's 4.3%. our economic growth is 1.3%. so they're talking about a 50% increase in job creation in a very slow economy. >> so you're doing the math and doesn't translate. >> disingenuous promise and no one explains where do the jobs come from? >> no one has an answer. >> i'm pressing both sides for a very long time. it is unsatisfactory as a claim but they're both doing it. >> and by the way, you're in atlanta because you are -- >> i'm actually having a forum tonight. i'm hosting a panel on millennials. >> between now and -- we need to get him with millennials. >> ask them to tweet me and tell me what life is like. >> good luck with you. good to see you, friend. >> and you. >> watch ali, of course. tivo him, read his book "your money." right here on cnn. >>> coming up next, we have a debate coach here in studio and she is going to tell me and you what each candidate needs to do during the next faceoff including specifics about body lack wage and talking to you, the americans. as station ab
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
the policies of romney and that ryan supported. as bill clinton said, all they're suggesting now when he's asked about this and he's the best, he made the comment, he said, what they're proposing is bush economic policies on steroids. that's what this is. >> as you might have guessed, republicans seized on the comments with biden's rival, wisconsin congressman paul ryan saying the vice president seemed to have taken a page out of the republican nominee's playbook. >> he was taking my speech, you know what, we agree. the middle class has been buried over the last four years, they're being buried by obama care, being buried by borrowing, by taxes, by spending, by more regulations, by all the uncertainties that is plaguing business and the way to fix this is by electing mitt romney. >> a debate is scheduled for october 11th. >>> a brutal week for american airlines. flight 1862 left dallas for st. louis yesterday, only to return due to landing gear problems. passengers say people were crying when the flight crew told them to prepare for an emergency landing. >> we got a right -- not
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 8:00am EDT
are campaigning. guess who will be here wednesday, bill clinton, the former president stumping for barack obama. you ask what the polls look like. this is from american research group. you can see the president with a five point advantage within that survey psychology error. another poll had a slightly larger advantage for the president. it's competitive here in new hampshire. >> the debates are so critical. it's hard to say whether these debates are more important than other debates we've heard. what are the candidates doing and have to accomplish in terms of hitting home their major points? >> reporter: exactly. so much on the line wednesday night when president obama and mitt romney showed up for the first time since colorado. what are they doing today? mitt romney in massachusetts preparing and the president in washington. they are probably doing debates with their stand-ins. senator rob portman is doing the sta stand-in for mitt romney and done it in the past. and they go back to massachusetts. who better than a massachusetts politician to play mitt romney. that person is sena
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
president. >> fast forward to 1992, president jhw bush was on the ropes against bill clinton over a sluggish economy when ronald laying an's defense secretary was -- bad news that bush, who served as reagan's vice president did not need. >>> in 2004, a classic october surprise. osama bin laden released a video on october 29th, just four days before election day in a razor-thin race between president bush and john kerry. >>> it served as a reminder of the terrorist threat and strategists in both parties believed helped president bush. >> the term october surprise has become a seismic event. most centered around foreign policy, others have been around the economy, like in 2008. when the economy imploded, john mccain's advisers say his campaign collapsed with it and never recovered. historians say for an october surprise to have an 11th hour impact, it has to feed into a narrative that already exists, whether carter's ineffectiveness or mccain. >> it's not yur reek a. this is a so surprising, so amazing, but rather people nod, yes. this is where we thought things were going. >> it's po
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
candidate in modern history, not john f. kennedy, not president bill clinton, president george bush not ronald reagan has prepared as much as he has so no question he will have a lead on how prepared he is. you would seeing that think president obama has never navigated a single successful debate. aren't they lowering the bar. you lower expectations so if anybody does pretty well, you win the game, you win the debate? >> the facts are the facts. what we remember from the republican nominating process, as much as i didn't want to watch them, i found myself watching them because i was amazed at the things going on. one after another, romney did seem to win and declared the winner by most of the pundits. in the end, it's about both of them going out there and doing the best they can. >> it's also how people perceive it as well. if you look at a cnn roc poll that talks about who's more likely to win the debates. obama, 59% believe he will win the debate, mitt romney, 34% believe. that has to be a concerning number, right, if the expectation is very high, if you don't meet or reach above
CNN
Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
. almost exactly in half. support has diminished since bill clinton was in august and was making the case for it. you contrast columbine when there was enormous white house focus and national conversation after those shootings to what happened here where there is the silence. democrats in particular have been intimidated on this issue by a misconception that there is an overwhelming majority against it. the country is closely divided. but the half of the country voting for democrats, they are still interested in gun control and there could be a different discussion than we're having. >> so i remember after the shooting many people had this conversation about, it's too early to talk about, you know, gun control, you're politicizing what has been a horrible tragedy. i'll play a, a, i think we have, it must have been a radio interview with colorado governor and he said do we need stricter laws, we should wait until we bury those who we have lost. do you think that's true? as a victim i think your voice would be the most powerful in that debate. >> right, of course. you know, we -- i really t
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Oct 3, 2012 10:30pm EDT
campaign, just like bill clinton was the best moment of barack obama's campaign. >> i had one overwhelming impression. i did everything i could not to reach it, but it looked like romney wanted to be there and president obama didn't want to be there it seemed like romney was happy to be there obama gave me the impression that the whole thing was kind a lot of trouble. i don't know -- you cannot -- you know, go ahead. i do not know -- and what we don't know, again, we have to think of what the judges think. i'm not sure that the aggressiveness and everything else how that sits overall with people, i'm not sure, but i do think romney had a good night. i think he wanted to be there. i think he knew he needed this, and i think obama gave the sense he wasn't happy. >> i have to go to wolf right now. >> hold on for a moment. right to the spin room in denver. they are spinning already. the supporters of the respective candidates. jim acosta standing by. jessica yellin. to you, have you senator rob portman, the individual who helped mitt romney, played the president of the united stat
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm EDT
$250,000. the same rate we had when bill clinton was president created 23 million new jobs, went from deficit to surplus. and look, the whole economy does well when taxes are, you know, kept low for middle class families and working families because when you guys have a little extra money in your pocket, you spend it. you have to on basic necessities. and that means business has more customers. and they make more profits they then hire more workers. and the economy as a whole begins to grow. but to do that and reduce the deficit at the same time, we've got to ask folks who can afford it to do a little bit more. now, last night this may have actually been the real mitt romney because he ruled out raising a dime on taxes on anyone ever no matter how much money they make ruled out closing those loopholes that are giving $4 billion of corporate welfare to the oil companies, refused to even acknowledge the loophole that gives tax breaks to corporations that move jobs overseas. when he was asked what he would do to actually cut spending and reduce the deficit, he said he'd eliminate public
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 12:00pm EDT
country. bill clinton was likeable and did that in debate. that's not mitt romney's strength, why should he try to do it there. >> we have a lot of recent history with mitt romney at debates. sure, sometimes he blows it, betting $10,000, other times he has really come back and done quite well and he has stepped up to the occasion. but it is mixed. there's a mixed bag. having said that, it is a completely different arena, the romney campaign knows that, debating eight, ten, six on stage and going head to head with the president. >> when you look at the race as a whole, want to read you something from the national journal in a thing called defying gravity. talked about how everybody thinks the economy is bad, the country is going in the wrong direction and they wrote perhaps most concerning for romney, obama is winning a healthy share of votes from people who think he has steered the country off course. one out of four obama supporters in recent all state national journal heartland monitor poll said the country was on the wrong track but they're voting for the president anyway. that's what
CNN
Oct 1, 2012 3:00am EDT
> tonight, the words of bill clinton, the 42nd president of the united states on the nuclear threat from iran. do you trust him? >> not on this, i don't. >> what he could say to mitt romney? >> if he's going double down on the 47% remark, it will cause difficulties. we know the overwhelming number of those people work and have children. >> president obama and the economy. how is he managed to avoid public retribution for not fixing the economy? >> it's not a normal thing. >> the extraordinary work of a clinton initiative. >> keep pushing the rocks up the hill. >> big ideas from the big names. dee pock chopra, things get lively at the global initiative. you want to make farming sexy, don't you? this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> mr. president, thank you very much for sparing the time to talk to me. you are in the eighth year now, of the clinton global initiative. i would imagine all the world leaders you managed to amass here, there are a few topics of concentrated attention. probably right at the top of the list would be this simmering tension between israel and iran. now, i interv
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 12:00am EDT
final word. >> if asked which president i would like to see re-elected? i said bill clinton. he's a true leader. he gathered all of us here today. you know, i just want to thank such inspiring leaders. you all believe in what you are doing and i think the more leaders we have in such fields the better the world will be. >> i spoke to bill clinton about the 22nd amendment that prohibits him from rupping again. a he wants it changed. he said it would be a good idea that you can have a break and come back. wonder who he is thinking of and i said if you can't do that we'd like to change our rules in britain and have you as our prime minister. which he relied, he can run for president of ireland or france because of his family background which i was amazed about. we may see the new french president in five years bill clinton. 00 la la. >> you have been a very captive audience. thank you to general clark, deepak chopra, will.i.am and ameerah al-taweel. >> coming up, a different take on the issues from the angriest man in america, louis black. the day that we say to the world of identity thieve
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Sep 30, 2012 11:00am EDT
families. and his plan the wealthiest 1% of americans would receive nearly 50% of benefits. >> now bill clinton, you must have been ready to do on the first day. you must not have needed a bunch of stuff. >> there was something about him that bothered me the second i saw him. usually when that happens it was the speaker himself. it was the illogical places he put commas. >> i come before you tonight not to talk about the running the country but specifically to address this huge document that the lawyers for paula jones have made so graciously available to the media. my fell low americans, i have read this thing cover to cover and, folks, it's good stuff. >> i would hasten to add the greatest speakers would fail a college oral interpretation class. you have coaches tellinging them don't do this, don't do that, but that's not what mother nature is telling them to do and when mother nature does it, it works better, you know, it seems to me. >> sadly you don't have the look for barack obama. why is he hard to capture? >> he's an elegant man with perfect speech. >> speaks in paragraph. >> ye
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Oct 4, 2012 2:00am EDT
eisenhower, 4.1%, richard nixon, 5.6%. ron aeld reagan, 7.5%. and bill clinton, 5.1%. second george bush, 5.4%. and then look at barack obama down here. 8.1%. a whopping number for any president to carry into a re-election campaign. barack obama made history when he got elected the first time. if he gets re-elected, that will also be historic, because no president has done it since franklin roosevelt in the fading days of the great depression. >> a new jobs report coming out friday morning for the month of september. we'll see what those numbers are, what impact it winds up having. anderson, back to you. >> thank you, wolf. and the hologram, tom foreman. david, to your point, presidents in the past who had a bad first debate performance came back strong, how do they retool? do they practice more? >> the most famous case, president reagan in 1984, lost the first debate, people thought he was senile, that he didn't care, he came back. nobody is more competitive than president obama. he will be back in the room, saying, guys, we're not doing this again. >> the question, what happens. a
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Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
in south carolina both hillary clinton and bill clinton were sort of -- were sort of going after him at the same time, trying to fluster him when he got to this debate. he never went there. and i think that's telling for this debate upcoming. all these attempts to try to fluster him, you know, do you remember suzanne, the talk about ronald reagan in that debate? >> right. >> do you recall that? >> that's right. >> all this talk about ronald reagan and whether obama had sort of invoked the name of ronald reagan because so many democrats didn't like him or whatever. well senator obama then took the punches, explained what he said about reagan and took it back to her, keeping the anger under control, finding balance and pushing back hard just not too hard. >> it was interesting too as well you could ask the most dry mundane question, dealing with the economy. they would go back to the talking points in the attacks. it was clear they were trying to score points. fireworks. a "game change"er if you will. i want you to see here's mitt romney in a scenario that played out in the debates, th
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Sep 26, 2012 2:00am EDT
election season, by the way, it is that a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. [ laughter ] >> sort of a double-edged sword there, but nonetheless, a fun laugh line. romney went on to lay out his plan on how he would change how this country gives foreign aid. he calls it a prosperity pact and it would attach more strings to the $50 billion america gives other countries every single year. but does it add up? dan senor is one of the policy advisers and i spoke with him a short while ago. so politico called this, and you were involved with this speech and policy, one of romney's best-prepared and best-delivered speeches of the campaign. that was a win for you. >> yeah, a good day. he was talking about big ideas. he was talking about complete modernization of our foreign assistance programs, talking about the fact that while the international community gives about $120 billion a year to developing world in assistance and development assistance, the truth is, it's exponentially larger in terms much funds that trade and foreign direct investment goes into helping the
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